What are some symptoms of childhood diabetes type 1?

Peeing/Drinking Alot. Prior to diagnosis kids with type 1 dm have a history of waking up at night to void (or bed wetting) and drink. Patients are thirsty because they lose so much water when high blood sugars make them void so much. Also during day. Over time belly pain and vomiting may start as ketones start building up, breathing fast, fruity breath. See the doctor asap if you notice these symptoms.

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What causes a child to develop juvenile diabetes type 1?

Multifactorial. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease where the body produces antibodies which attack the pancreatic insulin-producing cells. There are genetic factors which contribute to this; however, there is/are environmental trigger(s) which have not yet been identified. So, even if someone has the genetic potential for type 1 diabetes, it's not enough to get it. Read more...

What are the chances of diabetes type 1 being passed down to a child?

Not big. Having type 1 dm in the family certainly increases risk for your children. Studies done years ago show that a child has a higher risk of developing diabetes if a sibling has it rather than if a parent has it. Environment and diet have a profound affect on us and are more important than genes...So take care of yourself and as a filly eat a healthful diet. Read more...
Generally speaking. If mom has type 1, the risk is about 2-4% for any children. If dad has type 1, then the risk is approximately 6-8%. Read more...

What were your symptoms of diabetes type 1?

Many. Increased thirst and frequent urination. As excess sugar builds up in your bloodstream, fluid is pulled from your tissues. This may leave you thirsty. As a result, you may drink — and urinate — more than usual.Extreme hunger, weight loss. Fatigue. If your cells are deprived of sugar, you may become tired and irritable.Blurred vision. Read more...
Drinking/ Urinating. My daughter's presentation was classic, intense thirst, frequent urination, tired all the time, headaches, and weight loss over the course of several weeks. Bedwetting, also can happen! Definitely check your urine for glucose or buy an over the counter glucose meter and check your blood glucose with these symptoms! Its easy to stop here with insulin and prevent from progressing to coma! Read more...

If I had diabetes type 1 as a child, what are the chances my kid will have it too?

Less than many think. Type 1 diabetes affects some ethnic groups more than others (white >>black) and has been loosly linked geneticly. Some research centers test families & identify susceptability but there is no direct link. Type 1 requires that a person make antibodies to Insulin producing cells & a virus when everyone else just makes antibodies to the virus. Read more...
1/100. In general, if you are a man with type 1 diabetes, the odds of your child getting diabetes are 1 in 17. If you are a woman with type 1 diabetes and your child was born before you were 25, your child's risk is 1 in 25; if your child was born after you turned 25, your child's risk is 1 in 100 (ada source). Read more...
Higher chances. If an immediate relative (parent, sibling, child) has type 1 diabetes (t1d), one's risk of developing t1d is 10 to 20 times the risk of the general population. The risk for a child of a parent with t1d is lower if it is the mother, rather than the father, who has diabetes. If one of the parents developed t1d before age 11, their child's risk of developing t1d is somewhat higher than these figures. Read more...

I'm worried because my sister has been diagnosed with diabetes type 1 but I am not. What are risk of my children getting diabetes, what do you suggest?

Cause is NOT known. Type ii diabetes has a strong genetic component, but not so much for type1. The exact cause is unknown but believed to be an autoimmune process (body attacks itself). If mom has type 1, child has 3% chance; if father has it, then kid has about 6% of developing it, comparing to type2 of about 25+%, up to 50% if both parents have diabetes. Best bet is keep healthy! good luck and happy new year. Read more...